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July 27, 1970
HUB HULLABALOOSirs:Your article Who Are the Hub Men? (July 13) like many others expresses the opinion that Boston fans shun the Celtics and Patriots. Granted, neither of these two teams draws crowds equal to the Bruins' and Red Sox'. It should be pointed out, however, that the Celtics' average crowd and total seasonal attendance ranked in the top five of the NBA. Also, the Patriots have stirred up considerable emotion in the football fans of New England now that they have a place to play; they are a promising young ball club and it no longer holds true that the New York Giants dominate the football scene in our area.
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July 27, 1970

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Perhaps Mr. Creamer does not realize it, but his "nonsense" is an integral part of team support. An awful lot of young people literally work themselves to the point of sickness to put on a good halftime show. Some of the precision marching shows done now are so complex as to be art forms in their own right. And in no other country in the world are marching routines as sophisticated as those in America.
Knoxville, Tenn.

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